Robert

Robert
Robert commented on: Crawlin' Kingsnake Chord Rhythm Aug 10, 2018

I almost think after "Getting out of town" your intro...this should have been your next lesson. Rick, I've been here just about since the beginning...Develop your ear cannot be over stated plus keeping it in the pocket....You and Jerry...old school..

create the foundation.  So I'm leading up to some thing....Jerry did his signature piece "Blues in a dream" I love your stuff...can ya do your materia on here ?  

Rick Estrin
Rick Estrin Aug 10, 2018

Is there anything in particular you'd like me to do?

Robert
Robert commented on: Keep The Change First Verse Breakdown Aug 25, 2017

Dennis...can ya recommend a tuner?........a simple one for us older folks.....oh and if ya do send me a consulting fees bill... keep the change.....

Dennis Gruenling
Dennis Gruenling Aug 31, 2017

For a physical tuner (not something to download on your phone or computer) and standard simple guitar tuner with a microphone you can get at a music store or online (such as a basic Korg model) will do. 

Robert
Robert commented on: So Long Fifth Verse, Breakdown of First 8 Bars Jun 23, 2017

Hey Rick

This might be your most important lesson series so far of all you've shown....like you said "this is gold".  I've been with you here on sonic the whole way starting with Getting Out Of Town which I love...but....this puts it all together for me.  I've been drinking beer and playing harp seven years all as a hobbiest, never calling myself a wanna be harp player. I can hold my own now and at least get some major respect if anyone calls me out. You the man Rick!.

Rick Estrin
Rick Estrin Jun 23, 2017

Thanks Robert - I'm glad you're diggin it! This series is gonna be really good for developing phrasing, timing and patience. Like Jerry says, there's nowhere to hide in a slow blues. Thanks for the feedback!

Robert
Robert commented on: Buffle Off to Shuffalo Seventh Chorus Breakdown Aug 24, 2016

Nice show Dennis at Johnny's grill,  had a great time......but start taking credit cards I went home empty handed....lol

Dennis Gruenling
Dennis Gruenling Aug 26, 2016

Hi - thanks for coming out! Doug does take credit cards on the gigs...we could have hooked you up! Glad you were able to make the show, thanks. 

Robert
Robert commented on: Blue Strollin' Third Chorus Breakdown May 20, 2016

The only one who could understand him was his woman.....can you dig it?

Rick Estrin
Rick Estrin May 20, 2016

He was lucky in that respect. I never had that!

Robert
Robert commented on: Cotton Blend 3rd Chorus Breakdown Jan 15, 2016

Hey Rick....Somewhere in Jerry's long list of lessons he mentions when he practices he just plays acoustically.  Do you do the same or do you amp up? Jerry figures if it sounds right acoustically it will sound fine on stage....Any thoughts?  Damn I'm having fun on this sight....oh, don't worry I know "ya gotta keep it in your mouth".........

Rick Estrin
Rick Estrin Jan 17, 2016

Hi Robert - Jerry's absolutely correct in this way - if your tone doesn't sound good acoustically, it won't sound good amplified. I think that's probably the idea Jerry's trying to convey. Many relative beginners seem to think that the right amp or the right mic will be the answer to their tone problem. I hear a lot of guys who are in love with a super distorted sound probably because it masks their actual deficient sound.The only reason I demonstrate this piece both amplified and unamplified is because of the relative differences in the note-shaping hand techniques used.

Robert
Robert commented on: Blues In A Dream Second Chorus Breakdown Nov 10, 2015

Hey Jerry...been waiting for this one!.....I'm gonna put everythibg  I got into it...Thanks for putting your signature piece out there and sharing it. I really mean that, Your giving your all to us students. Back in the day when you were out on the road did you just pull marine band harps out of the box and play this song or did you have them tuned up?

Robert
Robert commented on: Lookin' Sharp Seventh Chorus Breakdown Oct 09, 2015

Dennis!  I've always just avoided George Smith......now, I know...wow!  Anyone talk bad about G

eorge we gonna scrap.  Thanks for giving back.

Dennis Gruenling
Dennis Gruenling Oct 14, 2015

George is often overlooked for sure! For many years (since the 90's) I've been telling people about him and trying to spread awareness of his awesome style and techniques. Still one of my biggest influences and he really did influence pretty much most, if not ALL, of the top players out there in some way. Thanks for diggin' this! 

Robert
Robert commented on: Boxed Up 7th and 8th Chorus Breakdown Nov 29, 2014

Very good lessons series Dennis....I'm proud and appreciate your lessons....You Sir, have moved me along.

 

 

Dennis Gruenling
Dennis Gruenling Nov 29, 2014

Thank You very much! Glad this song & lesson have helped you out...keep on a-blowin'!

Robert
Robert commented on: Getting Out of Town Outro Apr 15, 2014

HEY RICK,

THANKS!......I'LL SEE YOU AGAIN NEXT TIME YOUR IN MY TOWN........

Robert
Robert commented on: Getting Out of Town Verse 3 - I and IV Chord Mar 28, 2014

Great! keep it coming rick......we are getting it...

Robert
Robert commented on: Getting Out of Town Chord Foundation and Dynamics Feb 23, 2014

Don't sweat it Rick...You did well..I was worried about you teaching the "groove" concept because in the DVD you had to cover alot of material in a short amount of time and move on. This lesson you had the time to break it down....Thanks!....Oh one more thing...before this lesson series is over can you do the famous quote just for the fun of it...."You gotta keep it in your ______" ? (I don't want to spoil it....lol)

Rick Estrin
Rick Estrin Feb 25, 2014

We'll see Robert, - Maybe - I never know what I might say.

Rick Estrin
Rick Estrin Sep 09, 2014

Thank YOU Robert - Mike's gonna let me do another series pretty soon. I'll try to slip the quote in then.

Robert
Robert commented on: Getting Out of Town Introduction and Performance Feb 21, 2014

I'm liking my chops Rick.....Can't wait to get started.....I saw you last year at Challahans in Metro-Detroit. Let's do this Rick! Put some groove in us....lol  I have your DVD you signed it...but now...hot damn!....in detail, lessons..Ive I gone to harp heaven....?

Rick Estrin
Rick Estrin Sep 09, 2014

Thanks Robert! How's it goin'? Hopefully you're still workin' on it - Believe it or not, it's still a work in progress for me too!

Robert
Robert commented on: Cold, Cold Feeling Performance May 31, 2013

Jerry, I'm having the time of my life on this site! About time we did a slow cry in your beer song! Do you ever play at Challahans music hall in the detroit area? Just a thrown stone from chicago?

Robert
Robert commented on: Good Morning Lesson 2 Feb 24, 2013

I agree, loop doesn't work.......

 
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